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This is a collaborative document to share knowledge and lessons learned re SAP Software Accessibility in the community SAP Fiori.  

By Fiori we mean: relating to Fiori design and development, SAPUI5 and OPENUI5 apps.

By Accessibility we mean relating to features that support:

  • People with permanent disabilities
  • People with temporary disabilities
  • People as they age, e.g. mature workforce
  • People with contextual disabilities - i.e. by choice or context choose to access technology as if disabled, such as working without hands when driving a car, using a smartphone with only one hand, etc.
  • People who by preference like to use technologies in different ways, e.g. pinch zoom, Siri & other voice assistants
  • Assistive devices and software - such as Screen Readers, Screen Magnifiers, Eye Tracking Navigation, Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, Speech Recognition, Gesture Recognition, etc.

Assistive devices and software:

  • may be used by or designed for anyone, e.g. Siri in Apple iPhones, Dragon Naturally Speaking for Speech Recognition
  • are often essential for people with certain specific disabilities, e.g. JAWS Screen Readers for the vision impaired

This document is part of the SAP Fiori community. You can also search for information and open a discussion in the Fiori forum if you can't find required information.

Please feel free to insert the link of your document or blog by selecting the edit button from Actions.

We include relevant blogs from posted 2015 or later, as the majority of accessibility features haves been included in SAPUI5 from 2015 onwards. Relevant blogs from the OPENUI5 or SAPUI5 communities are also welcome.

Please don't forget to use the tags fiori and accessibility when you: search, publish blogs, open discussions.

New and Updated in the last 3 months:


Fiori Accessibility Summary

Please refer also to the accessibility tag on our User Experience Community site

Note: Screen Reader Support has been provided in SAPUI5 version 1.30 and above. However customers are recommended to go to the latest SAPUI5 version they can. Accessibility fixes can also be found in the SAPUI5 change log by searching for the term "ACCESSIBILITY". 

As of UI Theme Designer 1.34, you can create your own custom themes based on the SAP delivered SAP High Contrast Black and SAP High Contrast White themes:

 What's New - Use UI Theme Designer to create your own custom theme based on SAP High Contrast themes 

Important SAP Notes 

Recommendation: When searching for notes re screen reader issues, use the keywords "Fiori" and "screen reader".  Most relevant notes are found in components CA-FE-FLP-EU (SAP Fiori Launchpad End User UI) and CA-UI5-COR (SAPUI5 Core and Runtime).


SAP & Accessibility

End User Guides

Fiori Launchpad Usability Guides

Specific accessibility topics for the Fiori Launchpad are discussed in the Usability Guide section of the Fiori Launchpad User Guide, e.g. Keyboard navigation, Screen Reader support, High Contrast Themes,  etc. Please ensure you check the correct version of the guide for your solution.  A selection of the latest S/4HANA guides are included below. You can find further guides in the SAP Help Portal on the SAP Fiori Launchpad product page

Fiori Launchpad Personalization Options, e.g. setting themes, decluttering (e.g. show one group at a time)


SAP Business Client 

SAP SuccessFactors Accessibility Guides

How To Guides


These factsheets were funded by the Australian Bureau of Meterologyand are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licence

Assistive Tech used with SAP 

Other solutions known to be in use at customers - does NOT imply SAP support. 

  • Freedom Scientific JAWS 
  • NVDA 
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking

Alternative Modes of Operation with SAP

International Accessibility Guidelines 

WCAG Guidelines apply in:  Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Nexw Zealand, Norway, Spain, UK.

Procurement Policies for Accessibility

Understanding the Diversity of Human Abilities

Disability Etiquette references

Other Resources

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